Teach and Learn in Korea Scholarships

South Korea
Term: Academic Year

Places students in Korean public schools to assist English education

Teach and Learn in Korea, also known as the TaLK Program, is a unique scholarship opportunity for undergraduates seeking a personal, professional, and educational experience in Korea. The program places native English speakers in public schools in rural South Korea, where they assist English education teachers in under-resourced communities.

TaLK Scholars chose either a six-month or one-year commitment to the program, which begins with an intensive month-long training session to prepare participants for living and teaching in Korea. Each scholarship provides a monthly stipend of ?1,500,000, plus health insurance, accommodations, round-trip travel to and from Korea, and cultural enrichment activities.

At the time of application, candidates must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and be about to complete (or have completed) at least two years of undergraduate study. Applicants must be citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States. Overseas Koreans with permanent residency in one of these countries are also eligible, as are Korean nationals with temporary residency in one of these countries, where they have lived for at least eight years, including elementary school years.

Fact Sheet

Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Junior, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, Sophomore, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
South Korea
Asia and the Pacific
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Rolling Admissions, the TaLK Program is offered biannually